Oak Orchard Health celebrates local health care at first annual farm-to-table community dinner

By on September 18, 2017

Oak Orchard Health celebrated community health at its inaugural farm-to-table community health dinner Saturday, August 26 at The College of Brockport. The local health center recognized the contributions to Brockport community health of Libby Caruso, Caurie Putnam-Ferguson, Karen Watt, the Brockport Ecumenical Outreach Committee and Oak Orchard Pediatrician, Dr. Jim Goetz, awarding each with a community health award. The center also presented a vision of future expansion plans for its Brockport location.

Located in Brockport since 1975, Oak Orchard Health announced to a crowd of over 100 attendees, its desire to expand family medicine and pediatrics staff, as well as its need to renovate and upgrade its current space. In its mission to provide high quality accessible primary care, Oak Orchard has been forming strong working relationships with area organizations and recently announced a formal collaboration agreement with UR Medicine.

“We have been providing health care in Brockport for over 40 years and are excited to celebrate the work of Libby, Caurie, Karen, the BEOC and Dr. Goetz. We are equally excited to announce our future goal to increase primary services, improve our patients’ access to mental health and specialty services, and provide educational space for the community and staff,” said Jim Cummings, CEO of Oak Orchard. “As we look to address the health needs of our community and refine our care delivery to best meet those needs, we felt that renaming our Brockport office, The Oak Orchard Health James P. Goetz Center best reflects the direction our center is headed.  Dr. Goetz has been a leader at our center and in our community, and I can’t think of a better legacy from which to build our future.”

Event information and photos available at www.oakorchardhealth.org/roots.

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